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10/Feb/09 Pimalai Charm - The Charm of the seas
This year the Pimalai Resort & Spa participated in the Multi-hull class at the 12th Phang Nga Bay Regatta, one of the world’s most scenic sailing events. The resort entered the race for the first time with a brand new Tri-maran "Pimalai Charm", which finished in a very honorable third place overall for the regatta. The race started on January 27th and lasted for 4 days. Pimalai Charm’s route for day one was from the new Ao Po Grand Marina situated on the north-eastern tip of Phuket Island to Laem Sak in the far north, then sailing south towards Koh Yao Noi on day two, day three across to Railay Beach in Krabi, with the final leg on day four back to Ao Chalong. All of the crew enjoying the fun and spirit of yacht racing. This year’s fleet was one of the strongest ever competing for six trophies. Racing, Cruising A and B, Fire Flies, Darwin Sunsail and Multi-hull.
Conditions were near perfect on day one as a 6 to 7 knot north-easterly forced the yachts to zig- zag up the bay, sailing past beautiful limestone cliffs and idyllic islands until the wind petered out and then filled again. The wind conditions lightened later in the week and the fleet looked as though it was standing still on a painted sea, but then ribbons of breeze would appear and away the yachts would sail again. "Pimalai Charm" finished in third place on day one and day two. However, on day three she took second place honors, with "Summersault", one of its fierce competitors coming in third. On the fourth and final day the battle was now between "Pimalai Charm" and "Summersault" for second place honors. After a very good start "Pimalai Charm" passed the finishing line in first place (almost 25 minutes ahead of "Summersault") but due to handicap system the corrected time, placed the Pimalai Tri-maran in second place for the day, and gaining "Pimalai Charm" third place overall in the Multi-hull class.
Ever thought of sailing?? Pimalai Resort & Spa offers a variety of sailing equipment included windsurfers, a range of Hobbie sailing craft for the experienced as well as for the inexperienced sailor; the boats can be used on a complimentary basis and one of our beach attendants will always be delighted to assist you in learning a few sailing skills.
Pimalai... Visit once, and you will return again and again...